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23 February 2017 | by

Typical concrete comprises cement, water, gravel and sand. While this mixture makes the substance hard and strong, it does not promote flexibility. Thus concrete is brittle and prone to cracks if too much weight is applied. What if it could be more bendable?

01 March 2015 | by

We review progress on Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Building Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) and eye future potential.

09 September 2016 | by

A new project to transform building facades into ‘biological computers’ made up of ‘digestive’ bricks that can create useful products from waste has been launched at Newcastle University.

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18 April 2016 | by

This article explores the defining characteristics of the Passivhaus standard for eco-friendly dwellings.

11 February 2016 | by

In the final part of our series we ask 'Where are people going to live in the years ahead?' and look at a range of different materials, innovative designs, and unique approaches to community that just might be part of a wider solution.

04 February 2016 | by

In the first of a two part series we ask 'Where are people going to live in the years ahead?' We look at alternatives to the traditional home. This time we explore a range of different materials.

28 January 2016 | by

An estimated 50 million litres of waste decorative paint is generated in the UK each year. A new industry-led project aims to create a circular economy for such paint, to stop it ending up in landfill.

25 January 2016 | by

Today marks a new chapter in the life of theNBS.com as we launch a new site that puts the foundations in place for us to provide you with a better service.

07 January 2016 | by

We explore the practical realities of the modern smart city and how a range of technological innovations can help improve quality of life.

29 October 2015 | by

Secure your tickets for a new free conference and exhibition next month - Scotland Build - showcasing the best of Scottish construction and a wide range of potential opportunities north of the border.

30 June 2015 | by

We explore how to improve the thermal performance of timber frame buildings.

01 February 2015 | by

U-values measure how effective a material is an insulator. We look in detail at terminology and core concepts when it comes to thermal performance.

22 October 2014 | by

We will visit Hoare Lea’s new offices, where they have invested heavily in new designed lighting systems and techniques that enhance energy use and lower costs, while providing a better psychological environment for staff.

01 April 2014 | by

A new wave of off-site construction is bringing new efficiencies to housebuilders' bottom lines by delivering eco-friendly homes in double quick time, as Sean Smith, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Construction at Edinburgh Napier University, explains.

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